India Uniform Nine (Paperback)

Secrets From Inside a Covert Customs Unit

Mark Perlstrom

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When the stakes are this high, evey move has consequences.

Mark Perlstrom is no stranger to money-laundering, drug-smuggling and crooked firms. In the late 1980s he started working for HM Customs and was quickly thrown in at the deep end. He joined Operation C-Chase, an undercover investigation that penetrated Pablo Escobar's mighty Medellin cartel, brought down the corrupt BCCI bank, helped extradite General Noreiga and stopped London's gangs from moving their ill-gotten gains around the capital.

As part of the Uniforms – the new, secret, anti-money-laundering squad – Perlstrom bugged homes, took part in high-speed car chases and played a role in one of the most expensive and elaborate stings ever devised – that was almost scuppered by a US Customs bungle!

Told by a true insider and revealing never-before-told industry secrets, India Uniform Nine lays bare the intense rivalry between covert crime-fighting organisations and shows how that can lead to corruption, chaos and some scarcely believable antics.

Mark Perlstrom joined the civil service in 1983, starting in the Ministry of Defence and moving to HM Customs. This is his first book. Douglas Wight is an author, ghostwriter and journalist. His recent titles include Son of Escobar, Against My Will and Amazon number 1-bestseller The Bad Room.

An excellent read. The author has been there and got the t-shirt, so it's completely authentic in feel and style. He was instrumental in the success of the case and was at significant personal risk during the operation and, more importantly, still lives with that risk.Cameron Addicott, author of The Interceptor
From the very start of India Uniform Nine, Mark Perlstrom takes us on a fascinating journey inside the world of Customs investigations. From drug trafficking, money laundering and VAT fraud to the internal politics of working with the police, security services and corrupt colleagues along the way. An eye-opening and entertaining read throughout.Matt Calveley, author of Cops and Horrors


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ISBN: 9781785788918

Price: 9.99 GBP

Pages: 288

Publication date: 01/01/2030


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